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Peter Brandenhoff Teaches A Bournonville Grand Jeté

August 2, 2016 by

 
Peter Brandenhoff is on faculty at Ballet Arts and The Ailey School, where he teaches the technique of 19th-century Danish choreographer August Bournonville. Here, he teaches the Bournonville grand jeté, a signature step in the … Continue reading

Tamii Sakurai Teaches an Irish Step

July 1, 2016 by

Tamii Sakurai joined the American Tap Dance Foundation’s Tap City Youth Ensemble as a founding member in 2006. Now, she’s rehearsal director for the program, and she’s completed ATDF’s Tap Teacher Training Certificate Program. Here, … Continue reading

Talli Jackson Teaches a Side Hip Suspension

June 1, 2016 by

Talli Jackson is a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the recipient of a Princess Grace Award. Here, he teaches a contemporary side hip suspension, a basic partnering lift that requires … Continue reading

How To: Maguette Camara Teaches West African

May 2, 2016 by
Maguette Camara West African

Maguette Camara was raised in Dakar, Senegal, where he studied West African dance and drumming with Ballet Bougarabou Dance Company. Now, he lives in New York City, where he’s on faculty at The Ailey School, … Continue reading

Sara Knight Teaches Entrelacé

April 1, 2016 by

 
Sara Knight is a graduate of both The Royal Ballet School and the Vaganova Ballet Academy, and she founded SLK Ballet School in New York City in 2009. Here, teaches entrelacé—known as “grand jeté en … Continue reading

Michael Blake Teaches Contemporary Jazz

February 1, 2016 by

 
Michael Blake joined the Joffrey Ballet School faculty as director of the jazz and contemporary program five years ago and has since revamped the curriculum. Here, he teaches a jump-and-roll combination that helps students discover … Continue reading